Re 'some thoughts about boycotts.' - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Colin Wright
    • 27.08.06 | 22:52 (IDT)

    I'd note that the ethics and practicality of a boycott is to some extent a secondary question. The primary question -- and the one that really exercises most commentators -- is whether Israel should be boycotted. Is she good or bad? Can she come to our birthday party or not? In other words, a boycott might turn out to be totally impractical and quite unethical. It might turn out to be eminently practical and approved by all the Church fathers. Whether it's the former or the latter is hardly what excites people. I tend to support a boycott. Not because I think it's right or even -- given the steadfast support of the US for Israel -- especially likely to be effective. I support it because I think a clear, public consensus needs to be established that Israel as it currently exists is WRONG. If someone knows a better way of doing this, I'm all ears.

    from the article: British director Ken Loach backs Palestinian call for boycott on Israel
    First published 00:00 27.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 27.08.06
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